Many people find that they are able to make meaningful and lasting gifts to the church through one or more of the many planned or deferred gift options that are available. One common method of planned giving is a bequest. Individuals may designate any organization or entity within the Diocese of Nashville (including the diocese) as a beneficiary in their wills. In this way it may be possible to reduce estate taxes and most importantly individuals may leave a legacy gift to their church. (See sample Bequest Will Codicil at right.) Other forms of planned gifts include retirement accounts, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, insurance policies, life estate gifts and more. Please contact the Office of Stewardship and Development for more information on making a planned gift in the Diocese of Nashville.